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Leeds manager Simon Grayson insists Billy Paynter remains part of his first-team plans.

The former Swindon striker struggled to make an impact during his first season at Elland Road, finishing the campaign with just one league goal to his name. There has been speculation that Leeds are set to offload Paynter, but Grayson has confirmed he still rates the 26-year-old.

"I've had no enquiries for Billy," Grayson told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "He had a stop-start season last year, but I'm not looking to get rid of him because he's a good player. When he did come into the team, he showed his quality."


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